When choosing commercial lighting fixtures, you should consider your employees and customers. Lighting can affect how one perceives a room, so it shouldn’t be left by the wayside. Another concern is safety and efficiency. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, 82% of surveyed experts indicate that surge protection is integral to safeguarding expensive equipment. Let’s consider other tips that will help you choose the best commercial lighting.

1. Brightness

You’ll need to consider the brightness intensity your space requires. For example, a large warehouse is likely to have high ceilings that will need to be more intense if good visibility is to be maintained. If the tasks in the area require color accuracy, install lighting that supports that task. On the other hand, you also want to limit the use of commercial lighting when there is enough daylight.

2. Mood

Intense lighting may work with high ceilings, but they will be off-putting when lowered. The color temperature is another key factor. Commercial lighting in retail spaces tends to be warmer, inviting, and more flattering to skin tones. Cool lighting, on the other hand, creates the illusion of space. Make sure you have the right mix of commercial lighting for the kind of results you wish to see.

3. Layered Lighting

In line with creating the right mood is layered lighting, which breaks the monotony of single-tone lighting. Having bright lights everywhere can cause eye strain and fatigue. Different kinds of lighting will create depth and improve the overall ambiance of a room.

4. Cost

You need to have energy-efficient commercial lighting that meets your needs. Often, LED lighting is the best choice as it is more cost-efficient than fluorescent lighting with the added advantage of higher brightness intensity. Ensure that your fixtures are also durable, which means purchasing from a reputable brand. Furthermore, LED bulbs do not contain toxic elements.

Another cost-saving measure is including automatic lighting controls such as occupancy controls, daylight harvesting controls, and lighting timer controls. These ensure that the lights are on when needed, reducing the electric bill.

Be sure to do your research when choosing your commercial lighting fixtures. Call us today for more information or to get started with our electrical services.